I anticipated that Brandt Brauer Frick’s set would start on time since they are German (my husband is from Stuttgart), and I guessed right. At 8pm sharp, the three gentlemen made their way to the stage of the Luckman Theatre, which was already decked out with all kinds of electronic gadgets. The auditorium lights were shut off and replaced with glowing red and blue stage lights, and the band began to perform “Bop,” which I realize now is called that because the entire audience was bopping their heads to the deliciously groovy track.
The three boys were busy at work the entire hour of their set, turning knobs, playing keyboards, hitting the electronic drum kit, building sounds then minimizing them, all to a consistent groove under the flashing lights. I was intrigued watching the band work their magic, in spite of their musical instruments not looking quite as musical as I’m used to. Who knew that watching electronic music could be so much fun?
Further, their tunes were so dance-able, it was very hard to stay seated. Quite frankly, I thought it was strange that we were watching these three wizards make dance music in real time and yet we were glued to our seats. I know that I wanted to bust out a Napoleon Dynamite dance number, but social norms got the best of me. Finally, at the last song, someone let loose and started dancing in the aisle. Then more people joined him. I wish I had the guts to do the same. Next time, I will. Which means that BBF must come back to Los Angeles! And soon!
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